Interested in leading a UCA Study Abroad program?

UCA offers a variety of short-term Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs, as well as, Language Immersion programs each year. Typically lasting 10 days to one month, these programs offer UCA courses taught by faculty who travel with students and teach the course(s) to students abroad.

Timeline for 2020 programs:

January – Email announcing call for Study Abroad abstracts from Academic Affairs.

Study Abroad Abstract

February 15 – Abstract for proposals submitted online to the Office of Study Abroad

late February – Feedback to potential Faculty Leaders provided from International Engagement and the Study Abroad Advisory Committee.

mid-April – Study Abroad proposal paperwork is due.

May – Programs are approved and published online.


2019-STSA-Proposal-Paperwork (for reference)

Guide for Leading Study Abroad with UCA Updated 12/2017

Faculty interested in proposing a program are encouraged to meet with Office of Study Abroad personnel to discuss plans prior to the proposal deadline. Contact Natalie Flemming, Study Abroad and Exchange Program Manager at to schedule a meeting.

Questions to consider when designing a program:

  • Has the U.S. Department of State issued any travel alerts or warnings for the chosen destination(s)? UCA Travel Policy: UCA students may not use UCA Study abroad scholarships or other university financial aid to travel or study in locations rated at LEVEL 4 DO NOT TRAVEL on the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory website.  Students traveling in areas or countries with Level 1 and Level 2 ratings should consult the website at and heed all warnings while avoiding all Level 4 areas or locations that may exist in some countries.  All travel to locations or countries with a LEVEL 3 RECONSIDER TRAVEL advisory must be pre-approved by the Office of International Engagement Associate Vice-President, Legal Counsel, the Provost and Executive Vice President, and the President of the University of Central Arkansas.
  • Will the program be based in one city/town with side excursions, or will it involve traveling within one country or to several countries?
  • Does my chosen destination(s) have special entry and/or exit requirements that students should be made aware of in advance?
  • Are safe and secure accommodations available in each location for students and faculty?
  • Is this program affordable for students? What scholarship options are available?
  • Will the students stay in a homestay, campus dormitory, hostel or hotel?
  • How will ground transportation arrangements be managed?
  • Should I work with a host institution abroad for logistical arrangements?
  • How many courses will be offered?
  • What is the duration of the program?
  • Will there be on-campus classes and/or sessions before and/or after the study abroad component?
  • How will contact hour requirements be met for each course offered?
  • How many faculty will be traveling/teaching?
  • Will the program include undergraduate and/or graduate courses?
  • To which group of students is this course geared, am I targeting a large enough group to ensure minimum enrollment numbers?
  • How will I advertise this opportunity to prospective students?
  • Will I be able to bring my family members while leading this program? UCA Study Abroad Family Policy 18.19
 Faculty Leader Contact Information- Approved Programs